10/20/2014 – 473 days/42795 miles

Well, I’ve been back in Brisbane for about a week now. The first thing I needed to do when I got into town was to get my bike cleaned up. When I was at the Tamworth Motorcycle Museum, I met Mark, and he and his wife Michelle let me stay at their place for a couple days and use their garage and pressure washer.
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10/08/2014 – 461 days/42514 miles

After the Horizon’s Unlimited event, I didn’t have any specific plans…the only thing I had scheduled was the shipping of my bike from Brisbane to Auckland, which isn’t until the 21st. So, my friend Peter, who I met at the Horizon’s gathering offered to show me around North Stradbroke Island (or Straddie, as they call it).
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10/05/2014 – 458 days/42414 miles

My reason for going to Beaudesert was for the Horizon’s Unlimited gathering in Queensland. If you have any interest in overland travel, check out Horizon’s Unlimited, as there is loads of information shared on their website and forum. Or better yet, if you can get to one of the weekend events, it’s a great way to meet other travelers, hear & share stories, and get information that could help with future travels.
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09/28/2014 – 451 days/41530 miles

I took backroads from Canberra up to Sydney, and had some wonderful riding, except for the last 30 minutes or so when a downpour hit me hard.
I stopped to take a quick picture, just as a couple rain drops started coming down.
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09/24/2014 – 447 days/41231 miles

From most people I spoke with, Canberra got a pretty bad wrap as far as Australian cities are concerned. I guess I can understand this from the point of view of someone living there, but for someone just traveling through for a few days, I think it’s a great place to stop.
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